Voting smooth in Ave-Avenor with heavy turn-out
Voting started on scheduled at 0700 hours with voting materials in place in the Ave-Avenor Constituency where long and winding queues have been formed at many polling stations.
A visit by the Ghana News Agency (GNA) to a number of polling stations including ARS No 1 Primary, Tobacco Block and Demonstration School in the Upper Fiato Electoral Area and the Roman Catholic Mission and Central Mosque Stations in the Lower Fiato Electoral Area showed an encouraging turnout of voters some of whom formed queues as early as 0400 hours.
Most of the polling stations had recorded between 200 and 300 votes as at 0930 hours, described by Presiding Officers as indications of high voter enthusiasm in the polls.
The few security personnel around were on virtual holiday in view of the apparent smooth conduct of the polls so far and the agents of the various political parties appeared co-operative, but the Democratic People's Party and in some cases the Convention People's Party did not have agents in all the centres in the area. Mr Joseph Yao Fleagboh, a Deputy Returning Officer of the Ave-Avenor Constituency told the GNA that materials were dispatched to all centres on time and the conduct so far was peaceful except at Wlitey near Akatsi where a security man was called to bring to order, some voters who wanted to disorganize the queue.